Shopping for Buddhas: An Adventure in Nepal (Hardback)Jeff Greenwald (author)
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A new afterword by the author recounts Nepal's tumultuous recent history -- including the massacre of the royal family -- in vivid detail. And a new preface introduces this 25th anniversary edition with some thoughts about how Nepal, and travel writing, have evolved since the book's first publication. Shopping for Buddhas remains a must-read for anyone who has visited, or plans to visit, Nepal.
Publisher: Travelers' Tales, Incorporated
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 241 g
Dimensions: 204 x 131 mm
Edition: 25th Anniversary Edition
--Amy Tan, author of The Valley of Amazement
"Jeff Greenwald could take a trip to Costco to buy socks, and I'd want to hear the story. A thousand thumbs up!"
--Mary Roach, author of Gulp
"Reading Shopping for Buddhas was a huge relief! Someone who loves the joyful Dharma still seeing the earthy humor in the behavior of Buddhists, who also just happen to be human!"
--Robert Thurman, co-founder of Tibet House
"The classic book on Nepal, deftly written with affection, respect, and much humor."
--Tim Cahill, author of Pass the Butterworms
"Kathmandu forged an unbreakable link to my innermost travel instincts on my first visit, over 40 years ago--and every time I open a copy of Jeff's magical book, I'm reminded exactly why."
--Tony Wheeler, founder of Lonely Planet Publications